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Severe buffering

Has anybody else experienced severe buffering since 10th October thru to today.  Both on LG tv and now tv box.  Today i reactivated a now tv box and both are completely banjaxed from 16:30 for a couple of hours.  At least with now tv box you can instigate a debug and manually set bitrate/stream quality.  And everything over 800 buffers like they're using hamsters to power their servers.  Upgraded to boost yesterday now bitrate up from 3831 to 7831. The difference is noticeable on discovery and national geo. Not so great when yox buffer every 5-10 seconds and wait for 15-20 seconds for it to resolve. It is very annoying 😭

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Re: Severe buffering

yep mine has been rubbish all day. Unwatchable at the moment, tried on youview box and ps4. Going to watch f1 highlights on all 4, waste of money paying for now tv as so unreliable.

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Scholar

Re: Severe buffering

For me now tv has not given me any problems over the past 7 or more years until yesterday

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Re: Severe buffering

Same here for me during the England-Belgium match, using the Now Tv app and HD boost on my Samsung tv. I experienced some buffering, then the app kept quitting with an error message.

 

My internet speed tests fine and all my other Samsung TV apps like Netflix and BBC iplayer work normally.

 

NOW TV support claimed that the problem was at my end and suggested that I reset my router, but that made no difference at all.

 

In the end I had to dig out my old Now Tv box which occasionally buffers annoyingly during the Scotland match but doesn’t quit with an error like the Samsung tv app.

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Scholar

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I was told that yesterday.  Reset router, deleted and reinstalled now tv. Disconnected and reconnected all wifi devices. Chatted with them this evening ... they seem to acknowledge tech issues today. And wilj email when sorted.  Still of little consolation to me at the minute

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Re: Severe buffering

Hi

   bought two Nowtv sticks this weekend just to watch sky sports,got the boost but wondering if ive wasted my money with all the buffering,is this what its always like?

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Scholar

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Not until yesterday

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Has been horrendous this evening; pretty much from when I tried to stream the England v Belgium game.

 

Have tries factory reset and setting everything up again, using the NowTV app on my Sony TV, reducing resolution from 4K to 1080p (don’t think that affects the stream tbh). Watching on my pc seemed to be ok but it was a small window and I didn’t check too closely.

 

Have a Now TV 4K box with TV Boost.

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Advocate

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My now tv box and stick are both buffering on all channels to the point I cannot watch anything .This has been happening all evening does anyone know if now tv are sorting this .

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Scholar

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yes, i have given them details of when and how long it has lasted for.